Bioinformatics Analyst

Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

ID: 7103655
Posted: June 21, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
Provides advanced consultation and employs a variety of computational sequence analysis (mathematical and computing) tools to model and analyze biological data in support of researchers.
Accesses, extracts and prepares data for analysis, including combining data run on multiple platforms as well as externally generated data in support of meta-analyses.
Installs, configures, customizes, and supports analytical software for data on research clusters; develops advanced software and programming scripts for software and workflow systems utilized by researchers as needed.
Reviews, as well as undertakes, performance and reliability assessments to ensure systems are performing to maximum productivity and scientific validity.
Ensures proper documentation of consultation, analysis, and quality control efforts; often contributes to grant proposal and report writing.
Researches, evaluates, makes recommendations, and guides the implementation of new and emerging technology (open source, software, systems), approaches, and best practices.
May serve as project leader; often provides guidance to junior peers.
Note: This position is grant funded with expected annual renewals. Renewals are contingent on the availability of grant funds.

Qualifications
EDUCATION

Required

Bachelor's degree
Preferred

Degree in either a life science (biology, microbiology, biochemistry, etc.) or in computer science with a specialty in bioinformatics
WORK EXPERIENCE

Required

5 years of research technology support, large biological data analysis, or related experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered

SKILLS

Required

Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Possesses a high degree of initiative
Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.